The most futurist people of us dream with the possibility that, one day, their home will become an activity centre with their own life. The TVs which can guess what we want to watch, the sofas which automatically recline, the self-regulated baths and, of course, the floor and the glasses which are clean without our notice. The new Arthur Bodolec project moves towards this direction, in order to create a different world.
As he studied design and management, conciliating creativity to the most practical part of the business, the "Jack" chair tries to carry out this practical management idea. It seems to us a decorative element or even a chair when we step into a room. However, when sit down on the upper part of it, the cube becomes a chair with a back, as if it has been brought to life.
Beloved for creating sceneries, this is not the first time that a Bodolec work is put in relief because of unforeseen elements. Focused on creations matched to the needs of people, he adds later his unexpected vision of the world. Indeed, the final major thesis of this young designer already concerned about this notion of perplexity, that, to let someone really astonished, it's vital that we created something unusual. A new world based on uncommon values. At "Lapeyr" we learn a new meaning for stairs and at "Mock Up", new functionalities for a spoon.
At "Jack", Bodolec alterates an elemental rate at the interaction we've got with the objects surrounding us, providing activity to something we're not used to. As Bodolec describes, this is a new world where the objects can have their own expression, where they can be woken up and brought again to life. The first trial shows a simple chair and the second generation is a very imaginative sample: when we sit down, the object takes a shape of a blooming flower, whose petals spread out from the place where we are sit.
Although none of his works are at the market yet, Bodolec expects to commercialize "Jack", which is already at a prototype stage. But for this French designer, this project is only the beggining of a new age for objects. By now, he is an Experimentia design agency trainee, in Turin, Italy.